United Kingdom January 28 2023

Day Retreat - Learned Optimism

# # # A day retreat including yoga, experiential work, meditation, deep relaxation and psycho-education, taking place at Flow Space in Dalston.


Can you learn to have a positive outlook? And if you could, how would that change your life?

Learned optimism is a concept from positive psychology’s founding father, Martin Seligman, that argues that we can cultivate a positive perspective.

With a more joyful outlook on life, he explains, we’re in a much better position to enhance our wellbeing.

On Saturday January 28th, we will be facilitating our first city day retreat of the year. This will include all the therapeutic aspects of a Resurface retreat into day of creativity, self-discovery and self-care.

This retreat will focus on the concept of learned optimism: defining what it means and how to improve it.

The day will include yoga facilitated by Kristine, meditation, experiential work and deep relaxation with Barnaby, and pscho-education and experiential group work with Josh.

We encourage you to eat together but if you would prefer to eat elsewhere please do bring your own lunch or check out the many other places to eat in Dalston.

We have all yoga equipment but if you wish to bring your own mat please do so.

Dress for yoga/meditation in the morning. For the experiential we will use clay which doesn't stain so feel free to dress as you wish.

There is a consultation room and toilets in which to change.


Experiential group work
Deep relaxation

Meet The Team

Josh Dickson

Josh Dickson

Josh is an accredited EMDR Consultant, an accredited drugs and alcohol professional and a licenced Heartmath coach. He is the clinical director of the Resurface programme.

He has been working in private practice and as a consultant for Start2Stop since 2012 and has a special interest in treating trauma and promoting positive psychology. He is an experienced group facilitator, lecturer and public speaker.

Josh has recently finished training with The Flow Research Collective and continues to be active in research around flow states, trauma and recovery.

For more information please visit his LinkedIn Page.

Kristine Steffenak

Kristine Steffenak

Kristine is a medical doctor with experience as both a GP, emergency medicine and Obstetrics/Gyneacology, working in both the UK and Norway.

She completed her 200 hours yoga teaching in Kerala, India, in January 2019 and is certified by Yoga Alliance USA.  In June 2020 she completed her Power Yoga training with the London Power Yoga Company. She recently completed her 300 hours  TCTSY (trauma sensitive yoga) facilitation training with the Trauma Centre, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Kristine is a keen photographer and her photos can be seen on the Resurface Instagram page.

Barnaby Hosking

Barnaby Hosking

Barnaby is co-founder of Flow Space, a new centre in Dalston, East London dedicated to flourishing and wellbeing. He is both a practicing Artist and a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) teacher-in-training with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. 

He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003 and has since been exhibiting his work internationally whilst running Ridley Road Studios, an affordable artist studio provider in Dalston.   

Barnaby has a keen interest in the therapeutic effect of making art within the context of mindfulness practice and has a vision of bringing this to a wider audience through Flow Space.


Flow Space

A wellness centre in the heart of Dalston.

Located in the heart of Dalston, Flow space is a wellness venue dedicated to helping people flourish. 

As well as regular yoga classes, Flow space hosts a range of wellness activities including film screenings, art classes, therapy groups, yoga workshops and mindfulness groups. The venue is also available to hire.

10b Bradbury street,


N16 8JN


This is a guide to the day's activities. Although we hope to stick to this schedule, we reserve the right to change the timings.

9.30am Meet and greet

10.00 Yoga with Dr Kristine

11.00 Mindfulness meditation with Barney

11.30 Tea break

12.00 Optimism Psycho-education workshop with Josh

1.00pm Lunch at Kappa Vegan Ethiopian restaurant of Bradbury St. (£10 extra)

2.00. Experiential Art session with Josh and Barnaby

4.30  Tea break

5.00. NSDR (Non-sleep Deep Rest) with Barney 

5.30.  Finish

United Kingdom January 28 2023

From $151.75 Per Person